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Faculty and Visiting Lecturers

richard davidson

Richard Davidson, Ph.D.

Neuropsychologist and Researcher
William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
Director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience
Founder and Chair and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Author, The Emotional Life of Your Brain
Personal website with online bio

art engle

Artemus Engle, Ph.D.

Tibetan Buddhist Scholar and Teacher
Fellow, Tsadra Foundation
Instructor, Mahayana Sutra and Tantra Center
Author, The Inner Science of Buddhist Practice
Online bio

Michael Fayne

Michael Fayne, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Supervisor of Adult Chemical Dependency Services, Freedom Institute
Faculty, Contemplative Studies Project of NYU's Postdoctoral Program for Psychoanalysis
Private Practice of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Online bio

Diana Fosha, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Developer of AEDP (Accelerated Experiential-Dynamic Psychotherapy)
Founder and current director of the AEDP Institute,
Author, The Transforming Power of Affect: A Model for Accelerated Change
Online bio

rick hanson

Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Founder, Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom
Author, Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing
Personal site with online bio

pilar jennings

Pilar Jennings, Ph.D.

Author, Mixing Minds
Personal site with online bio

Zoran Josipovic

Zoran Josipovic, Ph.D.

Cognitive Neuroscientist
Director/Principal Investigator, New York University Contemplative Science Lab
Director, Nonduality Institute
Online bio

jonathan kaplan

Jonathan Kaplan, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Founding Fellow, New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association
Author, Urban Mindfulness
Personal site with online bio

ingrid kemperman

Ingrid Kemperman, M.D.

Faculty, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Online bio

joe loizzo

Joseph Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D.

Contemplative Psychiatrist, Buddhist Scholar and Author
Director, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Faculty, Weill Cornell Center for Integrative Medicine
Faculty, Columbia University Center for Buddhist Studies
Author, Sustainable Happiness, Nagarjuna's Reason Sixty with Candrakirti's Commentary
Online bio

Marco Mascarin, Ph.D.

Buddhist Teacher, Psychotherapist, Documentary filmmaker
Co-Director, Institute of Traditional Medicine, Toronto
Program Co-Director, Nalanda Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy–Toronto
Online bio

shaun nanavati

Shaun Nanavati, Ph.D. candidate

Neuroscience Faculty, Nalanda institute for Contemplative Science
Professor, Brooklyn College
Online bio

miles neale

Miles Neale, Psy.D.

Contemplative Psychotherapist
Assistant Director, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Lineage Mentor, Buddhism and Psychology, Interdependence Project
Online bio

ethan nichtern

Ethan Nichtern

Buddhist Teacher and Activist
Shastri, Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center
Founder, Interdependence Project
Author, One City and Your Emoticons Wont Save You
Personal site with online bio

erin olivo

Erin Olivo, Ph.D., MPH

Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Clinical Professor, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Personal site with online bio

koshin paley ellison

Koshin Paley Ellison, MFA, LMSW, DMin

Chaplaincy Supervisor, Jungian Psychotherapist and Buddhist Teacher
Co-Founder & Co-Executive Director, New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care
Chaplaincy Supervisor, Department of Pain Medicine & Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center
Online bio

mary reilly nichols

Mary Reilly Nichols

Senior Hatha Yoga Instructor
Faculty, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Online bio

elizabeth rovere

Elizabeth Rovere, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Private practice, NYC
Staff Psychologist, The New School Student Health Services
Online bio


deborah rozelle

Deborah Rozelle, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Approved Consultant
Private practice, Lexington, MA
Faculty, Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy
Co-editor and Author, Contemplative Practices in Trauma Treatment: Mindfulness and Other Approaches

jeffrey rubin

Jeffrey Rubin, Ph.D.

Teacher of Meditation
Author, Art of Flourishing, Psychotherapy and Buddhism, Meditative Psychotherapy, The Good Life, A Psychoanalysis for Our Time
Personal site with online bio

sharon salzberg

Sharon Salzberg

Buddhist Meditation Teacher
Co-Founder, Insight Meditation Society
Author, Real Happiness, Loving-Kindness, A Heart as Wide as the World
Personal site with online bio

daniel siegel

Daniel Siegel, M.D.

Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine
Author, The Whole Brain Child, Mindsight, Developing Mind, The Mindful Brain, The Mindful Therapist
Personal site with online bio

Evan Thompson, Ph.D.

Professor of Philosophy, University of British Columbia
Author, Waking, Dreaming, Being and The Embodied Mind
Personal site with online bio

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robert thurman

Robert Thurman, Ph.D.

Buddhist Scholar
Chair, Religion Department Columbia University
President, Tibet House
Author, Central Philosophy of Tibet, Inner Revolution, Why the Dalia Lama Matters
Personal site

Lama Pema Wangduk

Lama Pema Wangduk

Tibetan Buddhist Scholar
Director, Vikramasila Foundation
Online bio

Emily Wolf

Emily Wolf, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist
Program Director, Contemplative Psychotherapy Certificate Program, Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science
Supervising Psychologist, Fordham University Counseling and Psychological Services
Online bio